Innate Lymphoid Cells Play a Pathogenic Role in Pericarditis

Hee Sun Choi, Taejoon Won, Xuezhou Hou, Guobao Chen, William Bracamonte-Baran, Monica V. Talor, Ivana Jurčová, Ondrej Szárszoi, Lenka Čurnova, Ilja Stříž, Jody E. Hooper, Vojtěch Melenovský, Daniela Čiháková

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Choi et al. show a pathogenic role for innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) in IL-33-induced eosinophilic pericarditis. ILCs are required for the development of pericarditis, and group 2 ILCs (ILC2s) promote the expression of eotaxin by cardiac fibroblasts. In humans, ILCs are found higher in the pericardial fluid of patients with pericarditis compared to others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2989-3003.e6
JournalCell Reports
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 3 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • cardiac inflammation
  • eosinophils
  • group 2 innate lymphoid cells
  • IL-33
  • Innate lymphoid cells
  • mediastinum
  • pericarditis
  • serosal cavity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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